By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, has proposed a budget estimate of N217,000,000,000.00 billion for the 2024 fiscal year.
Buni, who presented the proposal to the state lawmaker said the budget tagged “Budget of Consolidation and Economic Recovery”.
To achieve this, he said that they have proposed a total sum of N217,000,000,000.00 for capital, recurrent, overhead and personnel costs. Out of this amount, the total sum of N94,156,000,000 representing 43.39% is proposed as recurrent expenditure, while the total sum of N122,844,000,000 representing 56.61% is allocated for capital expenditure.
“I want to reassure you that the government will remain steadfast in its commitment to the progress and development of our dear state. Our target has always been driven by a strong commitment to the well-being and prosperity of our state”.
According to him, this budget will focus on the administration sector where it has been allocated the sum of N26,682,236,000.00 for both its capital and recurrent expenditure.
“In the upcoming fiscal year, we will focus on providing a conducive working atmosphere for Civil Servants and public officeholders. In this respect, we would intensify efforts towards completion of the Ministry of Budget Office complex, Multipurpose Hall, NLC Secretariat and additional work at the I.B.B Secretariat.
Renovations of various offices and, the provision of office furniture and equipment have also been allocated funds in the 2024 budget proposal. Official and utility vehicles would also be made available to some MDAs including the Judiciary. Government would also support the training of civil servants to build their capacity and enhance productivity”.
He used the forum to commend and appreciate the leadership and entire members of the Yobe State House of Assembly for their support and cooperation. “The cordial working relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government has no doubt contributed to the modest achievements recorded by this administration. I look forward to a more rewarding and fulfilling partnership to serve our people better”.
“Similarly, on behalf of the government and people of Yobe state, l wish to extend our profound gratitude to President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the gallant officers and men of the Security agencies and vigilantee groups, and the development partners for their support in our post insurgency recovery programme”. Buni noted.